Sunday, March 13, 2011

Crept upon us

Loves Calling
~ John Shaw Neilsen

Quietly as rosebuds
Talk to thin air,
Love came so lightly
I knew not he was there.

Quietly as lovers
Creep at the middle noon,
Softly as players tremble
In the tears of a tune;

Quietly as lilies
Their faint vows declare,
Came the shy pilgrim:
I knew not he was there.

Quietly as tears fall
On a warm sin,
Softly as griefs call
In a violin;

Without hail or tempest,
Blue sword or flame,
Love came so lightly
I knew not that he came.

A long week-end in Canberra. So timely.  It sort of crept up on me though... like love and birthdays and weight gain and star jasmine.  I didn't really notice until it was almost here.

It was games night in the Gull's nest with the cousins visiting for a BBQ and a few rounds of Taboo - our latest board game acquisition - thanks to a seductive comment about this word guessing party game by Joanna Goddard (I'm a sucker for whatever she recommends!) "Obsessed", she said she was, and I believed her.  So up went Hasbro shares as I picked up a box at a Target toy sale.

It's meant to be for ages 12 and up, but we played in teams with a mix of adults and children.  A struggle at first, but once we warmed up, we got into the flow.  Fuzzy heads had to become a bit sharper.  Imaginations were sparked.  This is a great game for teaching children to think and speak on their feet.  We'll be firing on all cylinders next time we play.

Images: Cave Gardens, a lovely rose garden above a sinkhole in the city centre of Mt. Gambier, South Australia


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